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Re: Theos-World Opportunity to discuss important issues with TSA administration

Oct 31, 2008 06:18 AM
by MKR

Dear Anton:

You do not have to apologize to me as I am just an ordinary dues paying
member of TSA and hold no official position. Anyone young and old who wants
can participate in the official TSA window. As I have earlier pointed out,
there are limitations of any Internet window officially controlled either
directly or indirectly and that is why I personally like maillists like this
one. Also reliable and timely information has been available on this
maillist and information is posted round the clock since all the posters are
volunteers (like you and me) working round the clock and not fixed office
hours. Your website is invaluable to Internet users and it was a very smart
and timely decision on your part and you do not know the amount of good
Karma you have earned and my friend Chitragupta is keeping good track of

Theosophical leaders worldwide still in their comfortable cocoon and do not
yet understand the value and effectiveness of open discussions in
uncontrolled media, just like the local newspaper.

Also if you look at the early days, HPB was very active in writing to
various publications engaging with critics and others and I would like to
see such vigorous correspondence on the part of the leaders, which is sadly
missing. As I have earlier pointed out several times, there seems to be some
unwritten code among the leaders at all levels not to engage in public
forums and I have seen this going on ever since the theosophical maillists
are available. While it is their god given choice, does not help theosophy
or TS. They are just missing a great opportunity.

Only two, General Council members have posted messages on the free maillists
in the past, and one of them unfortunately died in a swimming accident. This
situation is not accidental and is quite deliberate either as a clever
strategy or fear of not being able to deal with tough questions the
participants are bound to ask.

We donot need to look to the other section in the world to come up with
Internet windows. Any individual member can start a maillist in the native
language and one such has been launched in French some time ago. So it can
be done today at no cost.


On Fri, Oct 31, 2008 at 2:37 AM, Anton Rozman <>wrote:

>   Dear Ramadoss and William,
> I apologize in advance if I will interfere in the matters of the TSA
> but I would like to kindly ask you to give chance to young members of
> the TSA who opened a window for the discussion and try to use this
> opportunity and post your views and demands also through the TSA
> Theosophical Community. I do understand your distrust based on past
> experience but why not to utilize a tool which is after all also
> result of your past months endeavors to bring about more
> communication and transparency.
> I am sure you will still use this unique e-mail list for bringing
> forward your views and demands and I will still try to serve your
> initiatives uploading them on my web site.
> As to myself I hesitate a little to join the TSA Theosophical
> Community (although I am member of the CTA but living in Europe)
> because I hope that similar window for discussion will be opened also
> for the TS members in Europe. And I would like use this opportunity
> to urge young and capable European theosophists to make such an
> effort and the Chairman of the European Federation to stimulate it.
> Warmest regards,
> Anton
> --- In <>, MKR
> <mkr777@...> wrote:
> >
> > While anyone posts messages to the blog, you should keep in mind
> that it is
> > controlled/moderated by an employee of TSA. So he who pays the
> piper calls
> > the tunes The moderator's job is at the mercy of TSA. .
> >
> > Secondly, for any news breaking information, all of us look to this
> list.
> >
> > mkr
> >
> >
> >
> > On Thu, Oct 30, 2008 at 9:46 PM, Anand <AnandGholap@...> wrote:
> >
> > > Some people were asking discussion on important issues with the
> > > administration in the TS. So far we don't have such opportunity to
> > > discuss online with the international TS, but our pressure has
> opened
> > > one window to discuss issues with the Theosophical Society,
> America.
> > >
> > >
> > > After going to this page, click on discussions and blog posts and
> you
> > > can reply, send suggestions. Many in TSA administration and others
> > > will read your suggestions.
> > > Best
> > > Anand Gholap
> > >
> > >
> > >
> >
> >
> > [Non-text portions of this message have been removed]
> >

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